#1530: Male Answer Syndrome

Jul 25, 2015
It is an affliction that has touched millions of lives, perhaps none more so than Tom and Ray— the need for guys to speak in great detail on things about which they know absolutely…. nothing. Nada. Squat. This week on The Best of Car Talk, we probe the signs, the symptoms and the causes of Male Answer Syndrome. Our case studies? Tom and Ray’s attempts to figure out why Kristin’s Sentra is stalling on turns after a near-fender bender; and whether Bruce’s son can paint his Town Car and have the job last longer than three weeks. Thankfully, an MAS respite is in store, as we learn that Gina’s husband is taking the fun out of his mid-life crisis convertible by being a little too careful—he’s cleaning bugs off the windshield, while he’s driving. Is Gina being too much of a nag trying to get him to stop, or are those dope slaps she’s administering well earned? All this and more this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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